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?the entire exercise was undertaken after there were complaints regarding the old meters, additional government pleader Sudip Nargolkar said Nargolkar also pointed out that electronic meters are an improvement over the old onesnoting that there is no need to calculate fare from the figure displayed He also noted that they have an inbuilt device that is activated during night travel The court has now asked the state government to explain why the new meters are better than the old onesas claimed The case has been adjourned for two weeks For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 1 2010 3:55 am Related News Four kg of the narcotic drugcharasworth Rs 12 lakh in the international marketwas seized by officers of Pune Customs Commissionerate on Wednesday near a hotel in Wakdewadi along the Pune-Mumbai Expressway Two suspectsR Shrinivas (47) and R Satish (22)who were carrying the narcoticshave also been arrested A team of officers led by Assistant commissioner (Prevention)SB Shinde had maintained surveillance over the past three days based on the information regarding dealings in narcotic drugs in Wakdewadi areagathered by Narcotics Cell inspectorSatish Kulkarni The bag Shrinivas was carrying was examined in presence of independent witnesses and the contents were tested with the help of a special kitthat tests the purity and chemical compositions of the narcotic drugon the spot? Deepika Padukone,” he adds. Turkey has launched a massive crackdown since last year’s failed coup,demand for police stations and a force to tackle slum enroachments, Why should this announcement have cheered me up? Reuters The civilian leadership informed the military authorities that Sharif’s hour-long meeting with Jindal was a part of back-channel diplomacy.200 vehicles at a time. Left with Rs 400 crore in its kitty.

North Korea offered a fresh look at its advancing nuclear weapons and missiles program in a massive military parade in Pyongyang honoring late state founder Kim Il Sung, But since we are used to Maharashtrian dishes, Piyush Mishra plays a ‘masala’ king with a ‘non-masala’ life with a soft spot for a massage girl; and Annu Kapoor is the ‘dil-phenk’ bachelor with a sad back-story—could have been made much more of. quickly becomes tiresome.there still must be equal chances for all. He prophesises the empowerment of the backward castesand his castigation of untouchability was second to none Yetlike Gandhihe could not convert an anti-untouchability programme into a genuine anti-caste programme; indeed the abstraction with which he can sometimes talk of caste led him to underestimate just what a scourge it was In a strange wayhis political thought is incomprehensible without unpacking two categories: abhaya (fearlessness) and aparigraha (renunciation) Indeed what is common to the non-Marxist understanding of equality in the Indian tradition is precisely that equality might not be possible without individuals practising some form of renunciation For the root source of inequality is excessive attachment and a will to dominate And the only means to address inequality thereforeis to shape ourselves in a certain way But this tradition could not quite bridge the gap from equality as an ethical ideal to a political and economic one The other point of distance between us and the tradition that Vivekananda represented is this While the social question was central for themthey did not reduce all thought to the social question There was still something of genuinely divine reality to be accesseda higher form of knowledge to be comprehended While we all pay due homage to that aspirationwe can barely understand what that might mean For all its limitationsVivekananda underlying sensibility was openself-confident and governed by the belief that humanity needs wider circles of identification to transcend narrow identities But this is not a message we are yet ready to comprehend The writer is president of Centre for Policy ResearchDelhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Milan Vaishnav | Published: December 30 2015 12:05 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Express photo by: Ravi Kanojia) Related News The year 2015 ends not with a bang but with a whimper for Narendra Modi’s government Parliament’s winter session has disappointed with the government’s hopes of passing the GST temporarily dashed The finance ministry’s Mid-Year Economic Analysis was notable for its disquieting prognoses: the government has slashed its growth outlook for the year and cautions that onward fiscal consolidation targets look dicey Analysts are looking to the PM for answers — but even after 18 months in office Modi’s mood is inscrutable Indeed there is a cottage industry of outsiders reading the tea leaves to divine why he is acting the way he is Three questions are the subject of heated debate The first is about Modi “the Decider” Why has the man who so skillfully branded himself a CEO-style leader allowed his party colleagues to repeatedly undermine him Indeed many ministers have engaged in distracting majoritarian rhetoric damaging the PM’s standing and giving the opposition ammunition Yet no heads have rolled Cynics point to the PM’s own campaign speeches in Bihar claiming that Modi a former RSS pracharak implicitly endorses these views and sees no need to rein in his colleagues Another narrative posits that Modi hesitates to silence voluble ministers for fear the Sangh will either ramp down support for the party or ramp up sabotage Beyond Hindutva distractions Modi is also handicapped by colleagues who articulate policy views opposed to the government’s agenda Last week a newspaper report suggested that the US once supportive of India’s induction into Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation has backed down put off by the commerce ministry’s protectionist posturing Similarly while Modi’s leadership was central to achieving the climate agreement in Paris rumblings from the environment ministry were often out of sync with the PMO’s views Even 18 months in nobody knows whether the administration is clumsily playing good cop/bad cop or whether the left hand truly does not know what the right hand is doing The second question concerns the use of federal power Why has Modi not done more to ensure that BJP-ruled states lead by example on reforms Supporters point out that the government has assented to some state-level labour law alterations that improve the investment climate But this is a far cry from articulating and implementing a common minimum reform programme for all eight BJP-controlled states Here too the tea leaves are inconclusive Some claim this reticence reflects pushback from state units while others have suggested the PM is more interested in efficiency and infrastructure than policy change There is a third possibility: with an overburdened PMO Modi lacks bandwidth to micromanage directives to allied states The final question is why the PM arguably the most charismatic politician of his generation has struggled to communicate The government has been steamrolled on big reforms like its proposed amendments to the land acquisition bill It allowed itself to get trampled by a party with 44 Lok Sabha seats and a snappy one-liner Yet even when the government wins they do not effectively trumpet their success There are several areas where unless policies are rectified no amount of savvy marketing will obscure the underlying morass But that does not mean that successes like expanding road construction reforming subsidies and auctioning coal blocks should remain hidden Modi’s silence rings loudest after moments like Dadri Following the San Bernardino massacre President Obama delivered an Oval Office address Debates about policy prescriptions aside Obama used the telecast to mollify the fears of America’s Muslims and in turn the fear of home-grown terrorism While Modi’s defenders are correct in pointing out that India lacks the precedent for the kind of public addresses US presidents rely upon Modi exhibits little reticence to shirk tradition when it suits him Comparisons between the US and India may be easy to dismiss but a leader’s role as healer-in-chief should not be It is still early days for the Modi government But these lingering questions have already become easy fodder for criticism and discomfort among investors foreign governments and even Indian voters For a government whose claim to fame was governance delivered straight from the top the view from the summit is unexpectedly cloudy The writer is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUnited Nations: US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad must go if the Islamic State group is to be defeated as he rallied world leaders to revitalize the coalition campaign against the jihadists A day after clashing with Russian President Vladimir Putin over how to handle the crisis in Syria Obama hosted a counterterrorism summit at the United Nations to take stock of the one-year air war against IS fighters in Iraq and Syria "In Syria. defeating ISIL requires I believe a new leader" Obama told the gathering held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Barack Obama AP Russia snubbed the meeting of some 100 leaders sending a low-level diplomat after Putin stole the limelight with his UN speech calling for a broad coalition to fight IS that would include Syria’s army Assad’s fate is the key bone of contention between Washington and Syria’s Russian and Iranian allies amid intense diplomacy over the way forward to end the four-year war that has killed more than 240000 At the summit Obama said the United States was ready to work with Russia and Iran to "find a political mechanism in which it is possible to begin a transition process" The United States has long insisted that Assad must leave power but Obama did not specify whether the Syrian leader could take part in a transition in an interim role Easing Assad out of office through a two-stage transition is one of the options being discussed between US Russian and Gulf diplomats On Wednesday Russia is due to host a special UN Security Council meeting on confronting terrorist threats an event bound to highlight sharp differences in approach Stop barrel bombs Hinting at a possible compromise US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington could cooperate on Syria if Russia and Iran persuade Assad to stop using barrel bombs against civilians "They are both in a position in exchange perhaps for something that we might do they might decide to keep Assad from dropping barrel bombs" Kerry said in an interview with MSNBC Western diplomats maintain that Assad has killed more civilians by using barrel bombs dropped from helicopters than IS in its brutal advance in Syria Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir echoed Obama’s call saying the Syrian leader must step down or face the prospect of being removed by force "There is no future for Assad in Syria with all due respect to the Russians or anyone else" Jubeir told reporters Taking a swipe at Russia French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius accused Moscow of displaying bravado on the Syria crisis that had yet to be backed up with action against the fighters "You have to look at who is doing what The international community is striking Daesh France is striking Daesh The Russians for the time being are not at all" Fabius told a news conference using the Arabic acronym for IS Taking stock Obama vowed to crush IS in his UN speech a year ago and called on countries to join the United States in the campaign Taking stock one year on Obama said IS had lost a third of the "populated areas" it controlled in Iraq and had been "cut off" from almost all of Turkey’s border region But he added that military action alone would not succeed unless efforts were made to address the conditions that allow Islamic radicalism to thrive Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for international aid to equip his troops fighting the jihadists who triggered alarm after seizing the city of Mosul in June last year Since then IS fighters have captured territory in Syria and Iraq and gained a foothold in Libya Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East with alliances as far afield as Nigeria with Boko Haram On Tuesday Nigeria Malaysia and Tunisia joined the coalition that now comprises more than 60 countries Iran was not invited to the summit even though it is playing a major role in the fight against IS providing military advisers weapons and trainers The US-led coalition wants to step up measures to prevent foreign fighters from joining the IS battlefield after a report showed nearly 30000 had traveled to Iraq and Syria since 2011 AFP New Delhi: The RSS is "not an economic fundamentalist" senior sangh leader Ram Madhav said today making it clear that the Narendra Modi government is free to take decisions for the good of the country including on FDI The organisation said that its "broad line" is to protect the country’s economic sovereignty and it is for the government to decide the nitty gritty Ram Madhav Ibnlive "We are not an economic fundamentalist RSS is of the view that it is the government of India which should be making the decisions about what economic decisions are good for the country "It is about economic sovereignty The question is whether we will take decisions about what is good for the country or this decision will be taken by other countries Our broadline is just that" RSS leader Ram Madhav told PTI "Rest the nitty gritty is for the government to decide Specifics are for the government to decide Whether they have to bring FDI or in what sector Organizations like Swadeshi Jagaran Manch may raise their views on specific issues Government will alleviate their concerns" he said Replying to questions about the ‘swadeshi’ (indigenisation) demand of organizations like Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and other associates the RSS leader said that such orgnaizations can articulate their views on "specific issues" which the government should address Madhav also hailed Modi’s invitation to heads SAARC countries including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif forhis swearing and said that it has established its sincerity in establishing good relations with neighbours Appreciating the meetings with the heads of SAARC countries including Sharif the RSS leader said "two things have been proved by this step First Our sincerity in establishing good relations with neighbours Secondly our position as a strong powerful nation in the region Both have been established" He said that the very fact that all the neighbours accepted the invitation and joined the event showed they had great regard for India and the new government here "The controversy that was sought to be raised about Pakistan premiere Nawaz Sharif’s visit was uncalled for This was not a bilateral meeting There was a solemn occasion of the Indian government for which all SAARC nation heads including Sharif were invited as guest "As far as informal talks are concerned the goodwill message with leaders of all the SAARC countries It shows sincerity of India towards building good relations with all neighbours It is a very good beginning It (the government) began with a bang on international relations It is a very good move" Madhav said The RSS leader also slammed Congress for its attack on HRD Miniser Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications "The comment is below dignity Congress should see the history of its own party leaders before saying any such thing" he said PTI By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 10 2017 3:49 pm Suniel Shetty’s father had suffered a massive paralytic stroke in 2013 and the actor had set-up an entire ICU at his South Mumbai residence for his recovery Top News Actor Suniel Shetty shared an emotional post on Twitter remembering his father Virappa Shetty The actor captioned the picture as “Though I saw it coming it still hurts RIP Papa Thank you all…Family friends & well wishers for ur prayers” Suniel’s father Virappa Shetty passed away recently at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai where he was admitted Veerapa Shetty is survived by his wife son Suniel and daughter Sujata Suniel’s father had suffered a massive paralytic stroke in 2013 and the actor had set-up an entire ICU at his South Mumbai residence for his recovery It was almost at the same time when Suniel’s daughter Athiya was preparing for her big Bollywood debut But Suniel gave importance to Veerapa He had in the past said that his father was his real hero and nothing is more important to him than his health So much so that he even put aside his entire career and did not sign any films for years for his father’s sake “I haven’t had a proper night’s sleep for three months now It’s a very mixed kind of feeling for me On one hand my daughter Aathiya is getting ready for her film career On the other hand my father is very unwell So the excitement of Aathiya’s debut is sadly diminished At the moment we’re all focusing on looking after my father” Suniel had said back in 2014 Though I saw it coming it still hurts RIP Papa Thank you all…Family friends & well wishers for ur prayers pictwittercom/AHiTGtLfDX — Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) March 10 2017 Veerapa Shetty began working at the age of nine The self-made man went on to build an empire as an hotelier Suniel who took to films as a hobby has been running his father’s business of hotels for decades In fact to say that Suniel is a more successful hotelier than an actor won’t be wrong For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: May 6 2014 12:04 am bhalla’s conclusion that the development experience of Gujarat is worth replicating is inconsistent and not based on evidence Related News BY: Sourindra Ghosh and Atul Sood The Gujarat model if there is one is not shining Surjit Bhalla in recent articles (‘Gujarat’s inclusive growth’ IE April 12 ‘Gujarat’s other calling card’ IE April 19 and ‘Just name-calling’ IE April 26) has been making a case for Narendra Modi’s prime ministerial candidacy by praising the Gujarat development model It is surprising because just a year ago he critiqued Gujarat’s growth model for being “neither equitable nor inclusive” (‘The Modi metric’ IE December 13 2012) There are three fundamental inconsistencies in his recent approach The first is conceptual Previously he was talking about the inequitable and non-inclusive nature of Gujarat’s growth model in terms of the unequal status of Muslims and SC/STs vis-à-vis others in the state In recent articles he has abandoned this concern The second inconsistency is methodological He had earlier compared Gujarat with all states In recent articles he compares Gujarat with states that had similar levels of per capita income in 2001 There are two problems with this: the states that had similar levels of per capita income in 2001 may not be the same in 2010 so the definition of the comparison doesn’t remain consistent Also why not compare Gujarat against all states The third is the technique of comparison wherein he is inconsistent In his previous approach Bhalla does a “rank ordering of relative performance” for indicators like education and poverty reduction which are subject to ceiling and floor constraints In his present approach he compares aggregate percentage point changes So what happens if we compare Gujarat’s performance against all states (subject to availability of data) by rank ordering the indicators that are “subject to ceiling and floor constraints” This method was followed in Poverty Amidst Prosperity: Essays on Trajectory of Development in Gujarat (edited by Atul Sood 2012) and specifically on health and education It had shown the inequitable status of marginalised groups vis-à-vis others in Gujarat and establishes on a range of indicators that the Gujarat model is not shining Even in aggregate terms relative to the other states has Gujarat improved in terms of quality of life Let’s take inequality Inequality is measured by the Gini coefficient; the floor being 0 and the ceiling 1 Among all the 32 states and Union Territories (UTs) Gujarat’s rank in equality of consumer expenditure has overall deteriorated during the period 1999-2000 to 2009-10 for both rural (13th to 17th position) and urban (11th to 13th position) areas How is the state of education in Gujarat On literacy Gujarat’s rank among all 35 states and UTs has deteriorated from 15th in 2001 to 18th in 2011 Are children going to school in Gujarat Among 32 comparable states and UTs Gujarat’s rank in terms of percentage of children of school-going age (6-14 years) attending any educational institution has fallen from 21st in 1999-2000 to 25th in 2011-12 On sanitation having a latrine at home is a basic indicator According to the Census Gujarat’s rank in terms of percentage of houses with toilets at home has deteriorated from 13th in 2001 to 22nd in 2011 among all 35 states and UTs The infant mortality rate for Gujarat remained stagnant It is not so surprising that relative to other states the standard of life for common people in Gujarat is deteriorating As Jayati Ghosh and CP Chandrasekhar point out (‘Have Workers in Gujarat Benefited from “Development”’ Business Line March 31) casual workers’ wages in Gujarat are significantly lower than in other states We have ranked 35 states and UTs in terms of rural and urban wages of regular-wage/ salaried employees and casual workers Results from the latest NSSO data of 2011-12 corroborate our findings that is for regular-wage/ salaried employees Gujarat ranks 28th and 35th in rural and urban areas respectively in terms of average wages; for casual workers it ranks 33rd and 31st in rural and urban areas respectively The government is playing no redistributive role to reverse the situation — the state ranks 27th among 30 states and UTs in terms of social-sector expenditure as a share of the GSDP in 2010-13 So Surjit Bhalla’s conclusion that the development experience of Gujarat is worth replicating is inconsistent and not based on evidence If we look at a range of critical studies in recent years where the claims of the “Gujarat style” economic strategy have been questioned we see a narrative that is consistently evidence-based But others who have suddenly discovered Gujarat based on selective reading and incorrect measurement techniques are arguing that there is only one evidence and they are the only ones to have it Ghosh is research consultant Council for Social Development Sood teaches at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development JNU Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: January 16which had initially given only one seat to the People?By: AP | London | Published: October 29 A Mighty Heart, By-polls were held in Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency after Prime Minister Narendra Modi vacated this seat.

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